Double nickels! FTB Episode 55 is ready for mass consumption featuring a huge lump of new sounds from the likes of Adrian Belew, Josh Ritter (produced by and featuring Jason Isbell), Bruce Springsteen, Nils Lofgren, the return of Ride, J.J. Cale, The Pearlfishers, Nouvelle Vague, Jah Wobble, Charlie Hunter and a Record Store live blast of Tedeschi Trucks Band. My musically inclined daughter, Anastasia, chimes in with a Dispatch from Colorado with a wonderful new album from Craig Finn and a band called Wand. I share an audio flashback recently experienced while driving through the backroads of Jersey with unfairly forgotten rockers, Jo Jo Gunne. We raid the stacks for Deaf School, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, B-Movie and Cheap Trick to name but a few. Thanks as always for your donations and please keep them coming as it is truly saving our lives. Just click here: https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
Complete Saturday Afternoon show from April 22, 2017. My how time flies. Thanks so much for the support.
Recorded this episode today in order to rip my eyeballs and brain away from the political shitshow surrounding the release of The Mueller Report. It is not a political show but filled with new music from Peter Gabriel, Beck, Glen Hansard, Morrissey, Tyler Ramsey, Toyah Wilcox, The Suitcase Junket, Bruce Hornsby, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and more. We celebrate a monumental (but brief) tour from Mott The Hoople, visit with Jersey pals Dramarama, hear what the mighty Temptations sound like without musical backing, play some Record Store Day releases from Todd Rundgren and manage to fit in sounds from Kamasi Washington, The Waterboys, Freddie King, Little Anthony & The Imperials, King Crimson and much more. Thanks as always for listening and for your generous donations at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
Complete morning show from April 21, 2017. A Spring Fund Drive bonus for all who have supported the Mike's Basement series, enjoy this trip back a few years. Please continue to donate if you can. https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR Thank you.
Prior to starting this episode I received the news that Garland Jeffreys, a man I consider my friend and one of my favorite songwriters was retiring from performance. I've loved his music from his first Atlantic album and actually wore out vinyl copies of his first two A&M releases ("Ghost Writer" and "One Eyed Jack") and remember paying over $30 a piece for Japanese CD replacements, as that was the only way you could get them. I still go back to these records with remarkable regularity. There is new stuff from Sara Bareilles, Derek Senn, Idlewild, Andrew Bird, Robin Trower, John Legend, Lee Fields & The Expressions and Trixie Whitley in Episode #53. As usual we’ll take a romp through the stacks stopping at sections including R.L. Burnside, The Young Rascals, Willy Deville, Charles Bradley, Wilco, Aretha Franklin and many more. Thanks for listening and continued gratitude for your wonderful support @ https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
Episode #52 (Joe’s Garage Act XIV) is brimming with new things as we start right out with the long lost Marvin Gaye album “You’re The Man” which was originally intended to follow his seminal classic “What’s Goin’ On.” We also have an advance taste of some new things our pal Jimmer has been working on, a reissue of a Power Pop classic with The Pezband, and new sounds from Perry Farrell, Modest Mouse, Drugdealer, Edwyn Collins, Shawn James, Bob Mould, Martin Simpson and more from Son Volt’s great new “Union” album. And let’s not forget a Keith reissue/remaster and rare Pete Townshend with Ronnie Lane, requests for Grand Funk Railroad and Morphine and a mix that somehow includes Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Jimi Hendrix and Urge Overkill. Thanks as always for your love and support. https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR
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